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Conservation methods

Desalination
Desalination is the process that removes salts from water. With improvements in technology, desalination processes are becoming cost-competitive with other methods of producing usable water for our growing needs. More

Conduct a Home Water Audit
Household water audits can result in savings of 20 to 30 gallons of water per day. Through a water audit, homeowners assess how efficiently water is being used and identify opportunities to lower water use. More

Rainwater Harvesting
Can rain save you money? Yes. Even if you live where annual rainfall averages only 12 inches, you can save money by collecting and storing rainwater and using it to irrigate your trees, shrubs and lawn. More

Views from the River Front: Rio Grande Decision Makers Rank Water Conservation Strategies
Elected city officials and water managers in the Rio Grande River Basin of Texas and New Mexico have identified three water conservation strategies as the most viable for their communities. More

For publications and links see below.

Publications

Rainwater Harvesting
Russell A. Persyn, Dana Porter and Valeen Silvy

Views from the River Front: Rio Grande Decision Makers Rank Water Conservation Strategies
Valeen Silvy, Ronald Kaiser, Bruce Lesikar

Urban Water Conservation along the Rio Grande: An Inventory of Water Conservation Programs
Valeen Silvy, Ronald Kaiser, Bruce Lesikar and Craig Runyan

Links

Aggie Horticulture

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer

Bexar Metropolitan Water District (San Antonio)

City of Austin Water Conservation

City of El Paso Water Utility

City of Houston Water Conservation

Rainwater Harvesting, Texas Cooperative Extension

Texas Master Gardener

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Boards

Texas Water Conservation Association

Texas Water Development Board

Texas Water Foundation

Water Smart

Water Wise Council of Texas